The Diabetic Partner Follies, Act 17 — Knowing is Half the Battle

Hello again here at the Diabetic Partner Follies, where people who live with and love the PWDs (people with diabetes) are invited to share their stories and vent, if needed.
Today, a woman who prefers to remain anonymous explains how she and her boyfriend are learning to cope with this disease together — with the emphasis on learning.
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World Diabetes Day Agenda Grows, and Grows…

Hey, it’s November, National Diabetes Month! And the countdown ticks: just two more weeks until the first-ever UN sanctioned World Diabetes Day is slated to light up New York City, literally, with the illumination of the Empire State Building in diabetes-awareness blue on Nov. 14. See an official list of events around the country and around the world HERE.

Lots of people with diabetes still don’t even know about this monumental awareness campaign, so be…

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Health 2.0 Conference 2.0: ePatients Wanted

The next Health 2.0 Conference here on the West Coast is in the works, and it’s all about us patients!
They’re calling this one “Spring Fling,” taking place on March 4, 2008, at the Westin hotel in San Diego, CA. The Big Idea is “Connecting Consumers and Providers.” I’m excited to report that I’m scheduled to run a flagship panel about patients using Health 2.0 technologies for community and self-care. Cool!
“At the Fall event,…

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The Zagat Guide to HealthCare — And More Thoughts on Scoring

If Health 2.0 is about anything, it’s about making health care more “commercial.” So what about some kind of Consumer Reports-type guide for choosing health plans and doctors? Well, get this: the folks behind the Zagat Survey, that famous slim burgundy restaurant ratings booklet, are making a move into health care with a new online system for rating doctors in one of the nation’s largest health insurers, WellPoint.
USA Today reports that instead of Zagat’s…

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Blood. Money. Diabetes. Baby.

A little Monday Madness. Come on, sing along! You know the tune.
Working so hard every night and day
And never see the pay back
Trying so hard saving up the paper
Can we ever lay back?

Low-carb kisses hold me in your lap of luxury
I only want to fly first class, my pump’s my limousine
So elegant the way we test, our jabs just multiply
There’s a non-invasive dream in the sky
Look…

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